Fortnite Pro SerpentAU Apologizes After Being Exposed for Cheating

YouTube star SerpentAU was recently exposed for cheating by use of macros. His public apology and explanation were not taken well by fellow pros.
YouTube star SerpentAU was recently exposed for cheating by use of macros. His public apology and explanation were not taken well by fellow pros. / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

Fortnite YouTube content creator and pro player SerpentAU is a popular player from the Oceania region. Boasting over 500,000 subscribers on his channel, he is most known for his lighting-fast building skills in Fortnite battle royale.

Unfrotunately, those skills showcased are now under scrutiny as he was exposed for "cheating" via the use of macros by fellow YouTuber EJLad. Macros are used to set up combinations of inputs via key-bind, enabling players to complete complex inputs with the press of a single button.

EJLad demonstrated SerpentAU's in-game macro settings in a video, and went over how this constitutes cheating in competitive Fortnite. As an immediate result, SerpentAU's esports organization, Overtime Gaming dropped the star once these allegations were brought to light.

SerpentAU Exposed for Macros Cheating in Fortnite

SerpentAU issued a public apology and tried to explain his actions, but fellow Fortnite stars such as Turner "Tfue" Tenney felt that it was not enough to prove his innocence.

The star admitted that he was disappointed in himself for cheating, stating, "I saw an opportunity and decided to take it, without properly considering who it would affect along the way," he explained, revealing he would be taking a break from Fortnite, "this is entirely my fault and I will be taking a break for some time."